Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is an interesting looking smartphone from the Chinese OEM, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has a quad camera setup at the back with a great design. The design looks premium as well as the technical specifications, it is probably a more sophisticated version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro comes running on the company’s MIUI 10 skin which is customized based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, there might be an Android 10 planned upgrade for the device. The smartphone houses a big battery capacity and comes in different RAM and ROM capacities, lets have a good review of the phone and see what it has to offer.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Key features

  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI v10
  • SIM Type: Dual Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 6.53 Inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels (~395 ppi density)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.05 GHz, MediaTek Helio G90T (12 nm)
  • RAM: 6GB or 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB or 64GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB (No dedicated slot)
  • Back / Rear Camera: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad cameras & dual LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 4500 mAh (non-removable)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Features Overview

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a 6.53 inches display that comes with the water-drop display design that we have seen in most smartphones recently. The styling of the device with the trendy water-drop notch display makes it even more attractive to behold. The screen is protected by Gorilla glass 5.

Here is a video review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro to help you get a closer look;

Redmi Note 8 Pro has the 19:9 aspect ratio plan which is about 85% screen to body ratio, making it fit even bigger screens into smaller hands. The screen resolution is left at 1080 by 2340 px with 395 pixels per-square inch which will provide top notch viewing experience.

Covering the device is a well finished gorilla glass 5 that gives the phone a more premium feel and look but what’s behind that well finished material?

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with 6GB RAM coupled with a 64GB ROM for the basic version, there is also a 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM version of the device and a bigger 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM variant, the internal storage can be expanded up to 256GB using a micro SD card but there is no dedicated slot for the SD card. The device treats you to a MediaTek Helio G90T (12 nm) chipset  with Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro phone comes with a quad camera setup on the back – featuring a primary 64MP  main camera with 8MP ultra wide sensor, 2MP dedicated sensor and another 2MP sensor for image depth which promises optimum exposure and depth effects.

For selfies, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro uses a 20MP front camera but there is no front flash for the front camera. The device uses a back-mounted fingerprint scanner for more convenient unlocking of the device and adequate security features.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro color images

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in three different color finishes which includes Black, White and Green colors, a non-removable 4500 mAh battery sits under the hood to keep the power going. The phone supports fast charge technology with up to 18w.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro price and availability

As we mentioned earlier, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro will be available in both offline and online markets in Nigeria, price listed here is the official price but it can vary based on your location, your vendor an the variant you’re going for. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Price in Nigeria is around NGN 80,000 (220 USD), see where to buy Xiaomi phones below;

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Alternatives

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro best alternative could be the basic Redmi Note 8, Xiaomi Redmi 8 or the Google Pixel 4 that was launched recently, other good alternatives we can think of are some of the Infinix smartphones: Infinix Smart 3 Plus, Infinix Hot 8, and some of it’s Tecno family line like Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus, Tecno Spark 4 or Tecno Camon 12

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 10(1700/2100), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Dual Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Status Launched: October 2019
Dimensions 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm Weight: 200 g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Black, White and Green colors
Cover Corning gorilla glass 5
Type – IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors – 19:9 Screen aspect ratio with Gorilla glass 5
Size 6.53 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 395 Pixels Per-square Inch
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 256GB with NO dedicated slot
Internal 128GB or 64GB
OS Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI v10
Processors MediaTek Helio G90T (12 nm)

Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

Mali-G76 MC4

Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack (Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic)
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Type 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Primary 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Dual cameras with Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR and AI bright features
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
Secondary 20MP front Camera
Capacity 4500 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with Fast charge
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (back-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio – MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264 player – Photo/video editor – Document viewer
Price level NGN80,000 (220 USD)

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